Sharing a roundup of what’s coming up on Twitter, the official Netflix UK and Ireland account confirmed the show’s fourth season would be with us on Thursday 18 June – two days later than initially announced, but that’s okay.
Originally, Netflix also said on Twitter that it would only be adding ‘Part A’ for now, and that the second instalment of season four would be coming later in the year.
“That’s how the license works,” Netflix told one Twitter user.
“E4 have the second half of the season for now if you want to watch it there. It will come to Netflix later this year.”
HOWEVER, there’s a plot twist yet again, as the streaming service later confirmed that the fourth series in its entirety would be ready to watch from 18 June.
It’s okay if you’re confused and exhausted; just know that overall this is very good news.
Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the Emmy-winning animated comedy series from Adult Swim first debuted in 2013.
It follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.
Over the years the programme has become a cult favourite among viewers – who, in the past, have been in for a bit of a waiting game when it comes new episodes.
The first half of the programme’s fourth season didn’t air until late 2019, two years after the third concluded. Taglined ‘half the season you deserve, all the season we could handle’, fans were left desperate for more after the first five episodes aired.
Then, after premiering in the United States, the long-awaited second half came to E4 earlier this year, but you’ll just have to wait a little longer if you fancy watching the series in its entirety on Netflix.
To clarify: you can watch the first half of Rick and Morty on Netflix now. The second half will be added to the streaming service later this year, but in the meantime you can also watch it on E4.